How to Interview a Drug Lord
Provide full disclosure that the entire interview was approved by both the greatest and gentlest drug kingpin that ever lived.
In Mexico, Disappearance Is the Rule of Law
Seven months have passed since the Mexican government said that there were no bodies: no bones, no teeth, no nothing. All 43 of them were burned up in a pile of trash, Attorney General Jesús Murillo Karam reported, and then he began to enumerate what was thrown on top of the bodies —diesel, gasoline, tires, […]
Problems in Mexico? Blame the Narcos
It’s not that the United States isn’t paying attention to the tragedy unfolding in Mexico, it’s that we’re only interested in one narrative—the narco narrative. We like narcos in our movies and in our headlines. We like them in Mexico, where they belong, with their outlandish nicknames, their pet tigers and their armored cars. We […]